Three-year-olds Cerys Scott and Corey Thompson had a productive day at Blyth beach, Englandy today. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • A Fine Gael senator may face suspension after failing to provide the necessary tax clearance information.
  • Defence and prosecution lawyers clashed in court today on the fourth day of the Michaela McAreavey murder trial. The controversy centred on a book found in the couple’s hotel room.
  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an altercation at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin which left five people injured.
  • With only six days to go, you can get your essential round-up of the latest referendum-related news here.
  • One in ten mortgage holders in Ireland is now at least three months behind on repayments, according to new figures from the Central Bank.
  • Details of a proposal to build the National Children’s Hospital on a St James’s site in Dublin have been published today.
  • Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has launched a new alert system for child abductions through which public assistance will be sought in an effort to locate missing children.
  • A man who told police that he killed Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy who went missing in New York in 1979, is expected in court today for an arraignment.
  • Dozens of anti-government protests in Azerbaijan have been arrested ahead of the country’s hosting of the Eurovision final this weekend.

Lion cub Libby licks a piece of ice which was placed in the lion enclosure by staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park to help the animals stay cool amid rising temperatures. (Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire).

  • The Auschwitz museum has banned visitors with football gear such as flags and scarves from the property throughout the Euro 2012 championship.
  • The European Court of Justice has ruled that the chocolate company Lindt cannot trademark its famous Lindt bunnies because it does not have distinctive enough features to be protected.
  • From kidnappings to helicopter searches, a recent spate of pranks by Leaving Cert students has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
  • The good weather continued today – here’s how some of‘s readers have been making the most of the sunshine.
  • This couple certainly has a unique wedding video: they tied the knot as a tornado raged in the distance behind them.
  • And finally, although this is clearly an impressive party trick, we do not recommend you follow this gent’s example and use a chainsaw to open a glass bottle:

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